Konstantina Maragkou

Dr Konstantina Maragkou is a Research Fellow in the Economics Analysis Division. Prior to joining the ESRI, Konstantina has worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield and the Centre of Vocational Education Research (CVER) where she is now a Visiting Research Fellow. Konstantina is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

Konstantina obtained her PhD in Economics from the University of Sheffield with funding provided from the Department for Education through CVER. She also holds an Msc in Applied Economics and Data analysis and a Bsc in Economics from the University of Essex.

Her research is focused in policy-relevant questions in the fields of education, labour and health economics. She recently obtained primary data from schools participating in a mentoring programme linked to administrative records from schools and universities to examine the role of information, advice and guidance in reducing inequality in young individuals’ outcomes. Other ongoing projects of hers include:

  • The role of skill demand in local labour markets on migration decisions of vocational learners.
  • The role of social media on young individuals’ health outcomes.
  • Academic undermatch in post-compulsory education.
  • The determinants of educational aspirations including peer effects, socio-economic background and personality traits.